SOC135 - Global Economic Issues

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Subject Title
Global Economic Issues

Subject Description
Economic issues that were once confined within national borders, today, can and do have global ramifications. A nation defaulting on its foreign debt creates issues that spiral beyond the confines of its relationship to the banking industry.  An oil spill in one part of the world not only impacts the price of crude but also has devastating environmental implications. Global Economic Issues is designed to introduce the student to the key issues behind our complex and changing world from a social, political and economic point of view.

Credit Status
One Liberal Studies credit in Category 2:   Social Sciences

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. identify and analyze issues related to the global economy;
  2. understand the meaning of globalization and of global economic integration;
  3. discuss the difference between economic growth and economic development as well as  the effects of export-led industrialization on economic growth;
  4. understand and explain the effects of globalization on developed as well as less developed countries;
  5. discuss Canada’s role in the changing world economy;
  6. communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfills the purpose and meets the needs of the audience;
  7. respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication;
  8. use and analyze statistical data;
  9. apply a systematic approaches to solve problems;
  10. use various thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems;
  11. locate, select, organize and document information using technology and information systems;
  12. analyze, evaluate and apply relevant information from a variety of sources;
  13. show respect for the diverse opinions, values, belief systems and contribution of others
  14. interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective relationships and the achievement of goals;
  15. manage the use of time and resources to complete projects;
  16. and take responsibility for one’s own actions, decisions and consequences.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

Discrimination/Harassment
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.